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Suburban Nation|Andres Duany
Suburban Nation : The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
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Overview

Welcome to the Suburban Nation

Plunge into the pivotal exploration of America's car-centric suburban phenomenon that has shaped the landscape of the North American continent over the last century. Suburban Nation stands as a prominent voice advocating change in suburban sprawl and the over-reliance on personal vehicles. Suburban Nation is the brainchild of the founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, who are leading the charge towards traditional urban planning practices. But this is no simple exposé of post-war planning failures. Instead, Suburban Nation presents a compelling rebuttal to the 'sprawl and crawl' of residential development and transportation design that has marked America's suburban spaces. This inspiring narrative delves into the multi-faceted aspects of urban design, public transit accessibility, traffic, and sprawl, invoking a collective rethink of how we live, commute, and interact with our spatial environment. Suburban Nation galvanizes a growing movement, calling forth developers, urban planners, transit authorities, and suburban residents alike, to harmonize our living spaces with the demands of modern, sustainable society. This tenth anniversary edition includes a new preface by the authors.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865477506
  • ISBN-10: 0865477507
  • Publisher: North Point Press
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Page Count: 320

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